It is with joy that we announce the message of Christmas: God became man, He came to live among us.
God is not far away: He is close. Furthermore, He is “Emmanuel”, God-with-us. He is not a stranger: He has a face, the face of Jesus.
Let us pray that this Christmas the face of Jesus may be contemplated by all families and by all men on earth.
“The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen.” (Lk 2, 20)
It takes faith and humility to truly recognize and welcome the light of Christ. The humility of Mary, who believed in the word of the Lord and was the first who, leaning over the manger, then adored the Fruit in her womb.
The humility of Joseph, a just man, who had the courage of faith and chose to obey God rather than preserve his own reputation.
The humility of the shepherds, the poor and anonymous, who welcomed the announcement of the heavenly messenger and went to the grotto where they found the newborn child and, full of wonder, adored Him.
The little ones, the poor in spirit: these are the protagonists of Christmas, yesterday and today. They are thus the protagonists of God’s history, the tireless builders of his Kingdom of justice, love and peace.
In the silence of that night in Bethlehem, Jesus was born and lovingly welcomed.
Who is ready to open their heart this Christmas?
Who watches, in the night of doubt and uncertainty, with a heart awake and in prayer?
Who awaits for the dawn of the new day, keeping the flame of faith lit?
Who has time to listen to His words and be fascinated by His love?
Christ comes to bring light to us. He comes to give us peace, too!
Yes, His message of peace is for everyone, it is for everyone who comes to offer himself as a sure hope of salvation.
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